Press Release: Melin Homes officially opens new developments in Pontypool with Minister

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23rd October, 2018

trosnant house Melin Homes held a celebration opening event at its new developments in Pontypool this week. Trosnant House and Ty Quaker were officially opened by Welsh Government Minister for Housing Rebecca Evans AM and Melin CEO Paula Kennedy and Torfaen Executive Member for Housing Cllr. David Daniels and Torfaen Executive Member for Business, Tourism, Leisure and Culture, Cllr. Alan Jones.

Melin developed Trosnant House and Ty Quaker in partnership with the Welsh Government and Torfaen Council. The development was funded by Welsh Government, using £567,597 of its Vibrant and Viable Places funding. The developments feature 10 new flats for rent and brings buildings located in the centre of Pontypool back into life, providing much needed regeneration to the local economy.

The £1.2 million developments were constructed by CJ Construction and was completed in September 2018.

Melin Chief Executive, Paula Kennedy said; “These new homes bring us great pleasure to open because they are more than just bricks and mortar. These are very much part of regenerating two buildings in disrepair and also Pontypool Town Centre. This is very much a partnership with the Welsh Government and Torfaen Council to bring these much-needed homes and we hope this is the first of many.”

Rebecca Evans said; “We are committed to working in partnership to create more affordable housing and to support town centre regeneration; these fantastic developments bringing buildings back to life demonstrate how together we can make a difference.”


For more information please contact Marcus Warner, Communications Officer on 01495 745910 or email

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Melin Homes is a not-for-profit landlord providing quality homes and services across Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport, Powys and Torfaen. For further information please visit

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